During a luncheon at Hotel Murano on Thursday, April 19, Judge Susan Serko will be awarded the 2018 Women of Distinction Award by the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Judge Serko was nominated by a few of her fellow Pierce County Superior Court colleagues.
Serko was nominated because she is an outstanding jurist who is widely respected for her compassion, intellect, honesty and fairness to all who appear before her, even in the toughest of circumstances. As a youth, Serko was a Girl Scout in both New York and Alaska. As an adult, she exemplifies the Girl Scout Law. She is a leader in her community and on the Pierce County Superior Court Bench.
Each year, the South Region Girl Scout Luncheon brings together over 300 women leaders and entrepreneurs from throughout the region. The luncheon celebrates the power of Girl Scouts to build the next generation of women leaders, from business to government, from science to the arts. The Women of Distinction Award is presented to exceptional women who are paving the way for future girl leaders.
Serko was appointed to the Pierce County Superior Court Bench by Governor Christine Gregoire in January of 2006. Prior to her position with Superior Court, Serko worked for the law firm of Rush, Hannula, Harkins and Kyler before becoming a sole practitioner from 1995-2001. Just prior to appointment, Serko was a Washington State Administrative Law Judge. She has been a member of the Washington State Bar Association since 1982.
She is a member of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Washington Women Lawyers and the National Association of Women Judges. She is a member of Tacoma Rotary number 8 and a recipient of the young Lawyers Division Liberty Bell Award in 2008. Judge Serko is a graduate of State University of New York Cortland College and she holds a Juris Doctor from University of Puget Sound School of Law.